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i cannot speak for my son and really the legal issues father thankful that my son to shave and free. breaking news this hour here on our see the father of the n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden a rise of sheremetyevo airport where his sons spend five weeks in transit limbo before receiving asylum. just minutes after landing i asked mr snowden what's the plan for his first ever visit to russia find out what he said in just a few moments. and in our other developing story this prime minister has reportedly been kidnapped by on demand in tripoli. also this hour seven days to default as america's biggest bring friendship the most vulnerable
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with hundreds of patients forced to wait for treatment until the government shutdown and. the horror of the biggest terrorist. never grows. and renowned american intellectual chomsky talks to us here about what's driving global politics on the controversial roll of the u.s. . news from russia underground the wall this is all she was me you know thanks for joining us and we start with breaking news this. the father of n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden has arrived in moscow in the hope of seeing his son for the first time since russia granted him asylum edward snowden is staying at an
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undisclosed location reportedly under heavy security. was among the first to speak to long snowden about his plans during his first ever visit to russia. two waiting for him right at the entrance to the v.a.b. a launch off the airport where we're standing now this is his first time in russia of course i had to ask him what's the plan for the first day of his visit i'm mr coote arena's guest and i'm very thankful for his hospitality and. i'm going to follow mr q. trainers advice and that will determine where my day leaches and if the opportunity presents itself i certainly hope that i'll have an opportunity to see my son clearly mr snowden leaning on. this name a lawyer who's been representing and counseling his son edward here in russia he did to say that he's hoping to meet him but apparently even he right now
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doesn't know whether or not that will be possible not to mention the why and the where since the only thing we know about edward snowden's location is that he's somewhere in a safe area in a safe place in russia son's father did. come to moscow in august as last of speculation over why that didn't happen including for security reasons he son edward snowden the former n.s.a. contractor arrives to the transit zone now for me it's about airport in june he's wanted in the u.s. after leaking thousands of documents providing details of tell us the services spy on officials and ordinary people all across the world he was granted temporary asylum by a russian officials but now as we've also heard from his father even his family is not sure whether or not he'll ever be able to come back to the u.s. . and news just in on a totally control rana who's been providing counsel to address snowden said the
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whistleblower will soon be able to reunite with his father. called for more on this story which is developing for you here on alt. and now an update on our other developing story lieben prime minister ali's a done has been kidnapped by armed militants in tripoli or the some conflicting reports suggest he was actually arrested by governmental anti crime forces let's not get more from bell true who is following this story for us about so we're doing our this point what happened to ali's a down and where is he now. well the latest report is that a rebel group has said that they are responsible for the kidnapping of prime minister in mentally ations the libyan role in this is a u.s. raid in libya which took abu. libby who was supposed to be an al qaeda suspects this raid happened on saturday u.s. special forces basically took the man he's implemented in one thousand nine hundred
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ninety three one thousand nine hundred eight bombing of u.s. embassies in kenya and tanzania which killed two hundred twenty four people there were reports that. was in bold he himself however on tuesday condemned the u.s. raids saying that libyans should be tried in their own countries but it's sort of really blasting america saying that it wouldn't actually harm us libyan relations the other report which complex or that he was in fact kidnapped by armed groups he was taken earlier on today from the corinthia hotel in tripoli by armed by armed men i would assume on the scene said it looked more like an arrest as there was no violence and the government has said i don't know where he is he was taken to an undisclosed location now after the u.s. special forces raid on saturday there was a huge backtrack a backlash from islamist militant groups in libya who said that they wanted to stage some form of retaliation for the behavior of the u.s.
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in that country had threatened several attacks on gas pipelines for example so it could be that this is part of that islamic militants a backlash on the u.s. rates but we haven't got any confirmation yet so we're going to keep watching this story in the coming hours show our. true live for that thank you very much indeed for that thank you. levy is interior ministry says prime minister. has been arrested while rebels claim it was a kidnapping that's now trying to clear this up with political analyst mark mason who's following the developments for us that mr mason welcome to good to have you with us so many conflicting reports now was it and the rest or an abduction in your opinion we will have their way it's a few hours no definitively we can we can say this moment prime minister that don
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has very few friends in libya right now u.s. and certainly not happy that the prime minister spoke the truth that the united states did indeed violate international law violated the sovereignty of the state of libya and did indeed kidnap. and. remove him from the kind of country or reportedly he's sitting inside of a u.s. naval vessel at this time so he's in big trouble with the u.s. for speaking the truth about violations of international law but he also has many. would say look olds who are not happy with him. the group. and others that there are groups and being ghazi that are setting up their own sort of local groups that want to run their own autonomous. libya and as well as the southern section of libya. syria but how is it actually
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possible because you say this is going trees prime minister was taken away by armed gunmen and nobody knows a way hazel what exactly happened. mao zedong mouth said it i think succinctly in one sentence. power is found at the end of the barrel of a gun and that's how international relations offer rates there's no such thing as the rule of law there's no such thing as an actual law that the united states and really right now there is there is one person president barack obama and what he says is what happens the once we look at rack and ruin libya is a country in ruin not only the infrastructure the death of an estimated fifteen thousand people due to us invasion two years ago but the civic structure is destroyed by us invasion and we see the rack and ruin in iraq almost on
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a daily basis with deadly. tragic car bombings and such still this is what the us is it is an employer it's a global empire and it goes wherever it wants to go and does whatever it wants to do except in south america might might we say that we have a glimmer of hope that russians south america are challenging the unit polar moment i write but that let me say you guys they interior ministry says this is a done that is detained while the general prosecutor's office says a devastation an arrest warrant then libyan authorities acts as a single point that oh not at all. since the invasion to years ago by barack obama and the u.s. military there's been a civic. unrest if you will and a division there's no really strong central government in
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libya right now they have their problems it's a country that has problems but the u.s. by violating international law and invading it is taking a bad situation and making it worse and that this. we don't know you know to believe that u.s. troops were not directly involved in the quarter and full length kidnapping but the u.s. certainly. suspect we need to be looking very closely about whether or not u.s. military is there any way involved in this very closely right about we get some reports that say that. those reports a link is a downs arresting his alleged involvement in the recent kidnapping of an al qaeda leader by the u.s. forces how is how is he linked to that. well again the u.s. goes wherever it wants to go and does whatever it wants to do your perspective of
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international law and yet the prime minister. correctly. ceded to the world in very simple language that the us had violated the earth national sovereignty that they had indeed kidnapped illegally taken a libyan citizen from their country. is actually one of the one hundred ninety three one hundred ninety four sovereign states supposedly sovereign states we are really in a crisis it's the the nation state what's happening is the nation state whether it's egypt iraq afghanistan libya bahrain the united states it's falling apart and we see that it's going apart in the in the middle east particularly where we have the u.s. well here we have the u.s. making this road claim that it's capturing it al qaeda suspects and yet when
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is the u.s. going to indict and capture george bush george bush is a terrorist why isn't george bush being captured or. may send mr mason thank you very much indeed thank you. then going u.s. government shutdown caused by wrangling over the budget has been affecting foreign policy with president obama counseling his four nation asian toy last saturday secretary of state john kerry one of the us one bagel to sustain its goals abroad if the deadlock continues ati's and he said now i spoke to one of america's most prominent political analysts and linguists noam chomsky who broke down what his sais as the shortcomings of u.s. foreign policy. on the faculty at mit and i'm. getting more heavily involved now they were activities for the last few years a thinker writer a linguist cognitive scientist and non-conformist for decades. thirty
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six very very serious people for lawyers there's. no chomsky's work goes well beyond the walls of the massachusetts institute of technology the author of over a hundred books has long been debating the other side of us foreign policy and it is going to set policy special interests in certain places side most will never hear the press responded because it's a straight forward with the powerful let's just say get over it because. we want to we we have for sure the world but for the present chomsky invited our two to sit down with him in boston to discuss some of today's pressing global issues he began with iran and hopes of a new u.s. policy. is pessimistic. last december there was supposed to be an international conference in finland to carry forward longstanding
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efforts to establish a. zone free of nuclear weapons or weapons of mass destruction in the middle east didn't happen the first thing that happened is israel announced they wouldn't participate. and then everyone was waiting to see what was interesting was waiting to see what iran would say iran's said they would participate with no conditions immediately obama called off the conference. giving the reasons which are the official israeli reasons can't have a conference until this regional peace settlement of course in the background there can't be a regional peace settlement until the u.s. and israel stop blocking the international consensus and israel palestine agreement is doing i've been thirty years so no meetings people in the united states have
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done very almost nothing about it for a very simple reason not a word about this is appeared in the american press literally you can read about it in arms control journals or international affairs journals or in articles that i write things on the fringe but the press is surrounded about it so no pressure on syria chomsky says getting rid of chemical weapons is a good first step but not enough great opportunities are being missed. tutoring chemical weapons are not there just for fun they were there was a time to really. use years ago you. know. so it was a broader issue it was back to question of weapons of mass destruction pretty and so on in the middle east which the u.s. is blocking for the same reason so this is a partial. it's good in itself the birth partial and the broader opportunities
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are not going through we also talked about one of the most pursued men in the world chomsky doesn't buy edward snowden is a threat to u.s. national security and security is almost always relevant but its security of the government from its own population that's the security concern the genuine security like security of the population. are in the open. and drones according to chomsky are a direct threat to america. we're horrible we were. never right. for them or her. good little. truth you refuse. to. create. thank you very much for your time for inviting us to your office here at
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mit that with noam chomsky the nominees and the way for our team. and of course dr charles could gave plenty more insight into how the u.s. operators domestically and abroad so make sure you log on to auntie dot com falling to. the u.s. government in parts has entered its second week on the country could default in another seven days and while officials on capitol hill wrangle over politics the lives of many ordinary americans at a literally depending on an outcome in a bridge night explaining. the ten day u.s. government shutdown is not only jeopardizing our america's economy and credibility it has also turned into a life or death situation for hundreds of citizens for each week the shutdown continues roughly two hundred sick patients cannot be accepted to clinical
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treatment trials at the national institutes for health that's nearly four hundred six americans desperately in need of medical treatment for illnesses including cancer the end i says among the patients being turned away include children with cancer are reported seventy five percent up and i h's employees thousands of people have been furloughed because of washington's self-inflicted shutdown as a result michelle langbehn who is battling sarcoma hasn't been able to receive the treatment and medication needed to save her life the new mother along with hundreds of others couldn't begin trial treatments and i age at the start of this month now langbehn started a petition designed to put pressure on congress to reopen the government and as of wednesday one hundred thousand people have signed on to support her effort the problem is us leaders who have the power to change the situation have failed to agree on a budget
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a political deadlock that leaves the lives of cancer stricken adults and children in limbo reporting from new york. r.t. . and coming up later on aussie time to drop the sanctions western companies look to exploit any full between washington and tehran by moving into iran's most kids i made it all up so by lifting up tough restrictions against iran that story in a few moments. well see british scientists are. time to. go to.
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market. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike stronger the no holds barred look at the global financial headlines kaiser reports on are. you watching aussies good to have you with us welcome back and a show of optimism the greek government is dropped a budget is a sense assuming they call it will slowly stop pick up next chair but there are
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many who dial greece will respond to growth so soon with unemployment expected to remain high the full cost for october promises a new record with around twenty eight percent of greeks jobless thousands of workers our threats from the authorities cost cutting drive or farm reports. there was a time when the bay of the just north of athens could only support a small fishing community but the arrival of the large smelting plant on its banks changed all that. employing a thousand strong workforce for decades however its days could now be numbered the government is considering closing it as part of radical cutbacks and workers turn up fearing what lies ahead. now by then any worker imagine his future without work i live here i was raised here my grandfather worked here so how can i imagine my future without this plan. largo's commercial manager gave me
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a tall image begriming flames he pointed out the plant is among the biggest and most modern in europe a recent slump in profits he says is the result of a short term plunge in the price of nickel and the government's doubling of the price of electricity closure in his eyes is not an option he wants privatisation it is money making machine when you. meet. one so let it all go that no government is good. business with. each other but that. we want to be private. but we want it to be forever there is a good way then as it is. the greek government has tough choices to make to meet i.m.f. bailout conditions it has to x.
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four thousand public sector jobs and reduce the salaries of twenty five thousand more by the end of the year in the meantime workers at largo have rallied and handed their own plan to be i.m.f. who they believe is wrong to question the plant's viability. or the we can prove the i.m.f. is wrong. this factory is profitable and has a future and we have made a plan to counter the lies and told the truth the future of this plant will also determine the fate of the surrounding economy and that's because around twenty thousand people are employed in industries to leave the supply or services including the support of largo disappears those jobs due to. across the water the people of quietly go back their business not only his lark oh creating jobs it spawned a community generations have lived and worked here the burning question is for how much longer and three farmer r.t.
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. now it's time for our world this hour and first we go to china shanghai has closed dozens of zoos and parks as a deals with flooding the amount of rain was the highest in a single day for harp a century thanks to typhoon phaedo rose and houses were inundated and the storm caused rivers to burst their banks and also power failures schools and factories have been suspended and some residents have nothing to eat and trained at least seven million people across china have been affected. alina has gone through a dazzling transformation a festival of light in the german capital has illuminated its most famous landmarks and buildings streets and squares international and local artists gathered for the annual event which is taking place for the ninth time the festival has become part of the international elimination circuit alongside displays in leon sydney and moscow. iran and the u.s.
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recently it signaled a saw in political relations and many now are hoping that an easing of the tough sanctions against iran could follow now but the one area that is thriving regardless is iran's automobile industry iran produces one point six million vehicles a year and making the thirteen biggest common factor in the world the industry accounts for ten percent of the country's g.d.p. that despite a shipping parts some of the most popular and are enormous dollars are still made in iran and the country produces its own cars based on french designs as you can see murtha sure business is possible between the u.s. and iran there until sanctions are lifted but american companies like to make a general motors are already moving in to secure their positions and melbourne or a journalist for the french le figaro newspaper has been closely following the industry believes the us is preparing the ground to take over iran's market i
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think already there of being. drugs between us for. its. to anticipate a political deal between iran and the united states mainly these contacts of kurds in the automobile sector and fortunately for us in france we are the brother the last one in europe to who tried to to to go to iran because for the last the last years france was extremely active in the fighting against the iran from is exerting a lot of pressure you know for the last twenty years the us where outside from iran and the the french businessmen are doing quite good position in iran to. know the autonomy automobile sector and now they're afraid that these all these years of the
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force will be cleaned by the new deal which will happen between us and iran for sure that the european companies will be most probably losers in this kind of agreement. and up next locust mock skies and things i have that i'm never lost for words when it comes to revealing what's really going on and the international banking system the hand if. you know it's getting old trying to beat the war drums to invade iran i think the let's invade iran talk has been going on since i was in college to keep the saber rattling rolling israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu declared in front of the un that iran is building nuclear weapons that could hit new york in three to four
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years no he said new york obviously he was trying to spook a certain country with nuclear destruction the delegates from namibia were probably unmoved sadly this time netanyahu failed to bring a funny cartoon bomb picture with him like in his two thousand and twelve un speech in which he also warned the world about the threat of a nuclear iran you know i might be more optimistic about israel accusing other countries of being nuclear threats if they had a better track record themselves although israel is a bit candid with their arsenal according to a b.b.c. article the federation of american scientists believes that israel's arsenal has grown to about two hundred nukes based on their surveillance of ever expanding facilities inside the country also let's not forget that israel has plenty of ways to deliver those two hundred nuclear bombs if the need be so my question is why should we automatically trust israel with a lot of nuclear weapons but not iran is it because they're bureaucrats where european suits and shave i don't know it just seems to me that disarmed countries are better advocates for nuclear disarmament but that's just my opinion.
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i was convinced in my answer. iran was not determined to make nuclear weapons but it was important for them. and identity. and i'm sure since the big. guys are welcome to the kaiser report you know last year the group rail for kids based in fairfax virginia convention local schools to replace additive in a few pink slime burgers with one hundred.